In order to meet our mission of providing the highest cardiovascular care to our patients, HeartPlace is committed to quality standards set forth in Certification and Accreditation.
By policy, all HeartPlace physicians are Board certified in their respective specialties by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). Certification by an ABMS Member Board is widely recognized by physicians, healthcare institutions, insurers and patients themselves as an essential tool to judge whether a physician has the knowledge, experience and skills for providing quality healthcare within a given specialty.
It is considered the gold standard because of its unique physician directed approach for assessing qualifications. The process for initial certification, whether in a specialty or subspecialty, involves a rigorous process of testing and peer evaluation that is designed and administered by specialists in that specific area of medicine. Successful candidates are awarded certification. For cardiologists, the member Board is the American Board of Internal Medicine. For heart surgeons, it is the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. HeartPlace physicians are required to maintain their certification status as a condition of the group.